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between the bridges

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mac tíre

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THE CONSERVATIVES could have kept their majority in parliament if they had adopted the promises agreed in the DUP deal.

Mr Shapps tweeted: “Hmm. No change to Winter Fuel Payments, Triple-Lock Pensions & LongTerm care. With this manifesto, we could have had a stonking majority!”


Tories would have won election if we'd adopted DUP deal promises, Grant Shapps says | UK | News | Express.co.uk
If you had have asked Shapps 3 weeks ago he would have been singing its praises. Maybe he's looking a certain job now. Didn't he disappear there for awhile? Maybe he smells blood.


Bishop John McDowell is the President of the Irish Council of Churches.

He told Premier's News Hour the deal can only be good for Northern Ireland


https://www.premierpraise.com/News/...n-DUP-agreement-and-Northern-Ireland-deadlock
Actually, he said:

He told Premier's News Hour the deal can only be good for Northern Ireland if it's followed by further agreement later this week.
The DUP know what to do.
 

Mickeymac

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THE CONSERVATIVES could have kept their majority in parliament if they had adopted the promises agreed in the DUP deal.

Mr Shapps tweeted: “Hmm. No change to Winter Fuel Payments, Triple-Lock Pensions & LongTerm care. With this manifesto, we could have had a stonking majority!”


Tories would have won election if we'd adopted DUP deal promises, Grant Shapps says | UK | News | Express.co.uk


Are you nuts Bridget?

No party would dare mention an alliance with these dinosaurs before any election.
 

InsideImDancing

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Interesting stuff. Very interesting.

As for this specific deal, it is a crisis loan. :)
 

TakeitAll

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Interesting stuff. Very interesting.

As for this specific deal, it is a crisis loan. :)
So are there any figures how much NI economy generates versus the handouts it receives from UK? In all fairness regarding this NI power sharing which is not even functioning at the moment why is it only the UK that has to pick up the bill.
 

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So are there any figures how much NI economy generates versus the handouts it receives from UK? In all fairness regarding this NI power sharing which is not even functioning at the moment why is it only the UK that has to pick up the bill.
Who else would be picking up the bill?
 

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THE CONSERVATIVES could have kept their majority in parliament if they had adopted the promises agreed in the DUP deal.

Mr Shapps tweeted: “Hmm. No change to Winter Fuel Payments, Triple-Lock Pensions & LongTerm care. With this manifesto, we could have had a stonking majority!”


Tories would have won election if we'd adopted DUP deal promises, Grant Shapps says | UK | News | Express.co.uk
Going on current Tory leadership form, the best way to win the election for them, short of not calling it of course, would have been to choose a strategy and then do the opposite. Mind you, not calling an election would also fit that bill.
Tin-eared barely begins to describe Theresa May.

(Great thread title BTW!)
 

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Who else would be picking up the bill?
Well ideally themselves if it was a proper functioning economy but since it is troubled then why not the republic pick up half the tab in exchange for it no longer fully part of the UK but jointly UK & Ireland.
 

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Well ideally themselves if it was a proper functioning economy but since it is troubled then why not the republic pick up half the tab in exchange for it no longer fully part of the UK but jointly UK & Ireland.
Joint authority would probably be the most sensible thing at the moment, what with Brexit and the British government generally being useless. However its not allowed for in the GFA and would require a major renegotiation. I don't think anyone in Westminster has the time, the energy, the vision or the will.
 
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Grenfell Tower cladding scandal could cost councils millions after Government says no guarantee of extra funding | The Independent

Ninety-five high-rise buildings in 32 local authority areas have failed safety tests, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said yesterday, with hundreds more blocks still to be tested.

The findings prompted Theresa May to announce a “major national investigation” into the use of cladding on high-rise blocks, with every sample so far tested in the wake of the Grenfell found to be unsafe.


But despite emergency fire safety checks being carried out nationwide under central government direction, councils will not be reimbursed for refurbishment work carried out.

A DCLG spokesperson said there was “no guarantee” of central government funding and that it would be "up to local authorities and housing associations to pay" for the work needed to ensure residents’ safety.

The spokesperson said financial support would be considered on a “case by case” basis for those that could not afford to carry out the necessary work, but did not clarify what the criteria for that consideration would be.

The announcement was met with severe criticism from some of the councils affected, with local authorities already having their budgets severely squeezed after years of austerity measures.

Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, which is among the authorities to have discovered unsafe cladding, said “starved” councils would be forced to make cuts to other areas, including schooling, if central government did not help with costs.

“Local authorities have been starved of money over the past seven years. Our spending power has decreased,” she said. “There is no way we can afford to reclad our tower blocks. If we have to find that money, it will come from other projects, from investing in the fabric of our schools, capital investment in our infrastructure, the money has to come out of that. And it can’t really be done.

I say absolutely, categorically that the Government should pay. If they can find £1bn to send to Northern Ireland, that gets more spending per capita than anywhere else, to buy 10 votes, then these people, living in high-rise towers, deserve better.”
This ain't over, not by a long shot :D
 

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Nurses..there is no money tree

Tower residents....we don't have the money to re-home you

DUP....here's a billion for fleas...
 

between the bridges

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Tis hearting to see the concern British citizens show for each other...
 

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Shhh...

The clowns think "they have to do it"
It isn't really a workable situation having a single currency without having a central political authority to set interest rates, etc however the 2008 depression got in the way of Brussels putting one into effect as well as popular discontent and in some places resistance to the EU project. Indeed the current situation has crippled notably for us the ROI's ability to economically recover. The fact that the UK prudently stayed outside of the Euro meant that sooner or later She exiting the EU, the referendum only accelerated the process.
 


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